The Great Lake Taupo region boasts some of the best mountain bike trails in the world. Derived from one of the greatest volcanic eruptions ever known, the region’s free-draining pumice soil means excellent riding conditions year-round – even in mid-winter. We have a fabulous network of cross-country trails with varied terrain and awesome scenery and birdlife. Close at hand are several longer rides such as the Timber Trail. An intermediate, 1-2 day, 85km ride that takes you deep into the Pureora Forest with its ancient forest and native birdlife, awe inspiring suspension bridges and timber-milling history. Or, for a longer ride the Mountains to Sea is an epic 3-5 day, 217km journey taking you through remote parts of the Whanganui National Park and views of the regions volcanoes or this can be broken up into shorter trips if you wish.
Nowhere in Taupo is far from a bike hire shop or a shuttle service, making the opportunity to get out and explore very easy.